ERIC Number: ED313458
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
The Color Line and the Quality of Life in America. The Population of the United States in the 1980s. For the National Committee for Research on the 1980 Census. A Census Monograph Series.
Farley, Reynolds; Allen, Walter R.
This book is about race and the differences race makes in the lives of Americans. Its mission is to convert 1980 census data into authoritative analyses of major changes and trends in American life. It includes the following chapters: (1) "Race in America: The Dilemma Continues"; (2) "Black Population Growth from Colonial Times to World War II"; (3) "An Analysis of Mortality: 1940 to the Present"; (4) "Fertility Trends: 1940 to the Present"; (5) "The Redistribution of the Black Population and Residential Segregation"; (6) "Black Family, White Family: A Comparison of Family Organization"; (7) "The Schooling of America: Black-White Differences in Education"; (8) "Employment"; (9) "Racial Differences in Occupational Achievement"; (10) "Personal Income"; (11) "The Earnings of Employed Workers"; (12) "Race, Ancestry, and Socioeconomic Status: Are West Indian Blacks More Successful?"; and (13) "A World with No Color Line: Race and Class in Twenty-First Century America." Sixty-four tables and 49 figures are included. An appendix, containing 18 tables, presents an evaluation of the quality of census data. An extensive list of references is included. (JS)
Descriptors: Black History, Blacks, Census Figures, Comparative Analysis, Economic Status, Educational Attainment, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Family Structure, Population Trends, Racial Differences, Racial Discrimination, Racial Segregation, Rural to Urban Migration, Sociocultural Patterns, Whites
Russell Sage Foundation/CUP Services, P.O. Box 6525, Ithaca, NY 14851 ($37.50).
Publication Type: Books; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.; Social Science Research Council, New York, NY.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Russell Sage Foundation, New York, NY.